"After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897,
Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage — even
though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and
vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear
the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a
restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he
leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their
baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her
Counting the days until Will walks back through
her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a
map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence
struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of
love—and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once
This book is a unique story of love and adventure around the time of the Klondike gold rush. I hadn't read a whole lot about this time in history, so I thought that this book was fascinating!